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Symposium On The Recruitment And Retention Of Diverse Populations
Co-sponsored by Noel-Levitz and ACPA this convening is designed to helping today educators explore the latest strategies for enrolling and engaging a diverse student body. The symposium will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-15. Learn more and register here.
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Upcoming ACPA Professional Development Opportunities

June 7-10 |  About Campus Writers Retreat
June 13-17 |  2015 Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute
June 17-19 |  Student Affairs Assessment Institute
June 22-24 |  2015 Conference on College Men
June 28-30 |  Phyllis Mable New Professional's Institute
Oct. 18-21 |  2015 Residential Curriculum Institute
Nov. 1-3 |  2015 Institute on Social Justice
Nov. 8-11 |  Aspiring SSAO Institute

Ohio State To Require Proof Of Vaccinations For Incoming Students
The Columbus Dispatch
Starting in August, incoming Ohio State University students won't be allowed to schedule classes without evidence they've had shots to protect against a list of vaccine-preventable illnesses. The new vaccine requirement comes almost a year after a mumps outbreak on and around campus sickened almost 500 people. A subsequent measles outbreak north of central Ohio amplified discussions about boosting immunization rates throughout the state, including at universities and colleges.
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Student Affairs Assessment Institute
Register today for the Student Affairs Assessment Institute to be held in Louisville, Kentucky. The Institute is a curriculum-based learning experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses. Two scholarships covering full registration costs will be awarded. To apply, please complete the online scholarship application.
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  SAMHSA's National Prevention Week Toolkit

Get involved in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Prevention Week 2015! Prevention Week is a national observance committed to preventing substance abuse and mental disorders in communities and on campuses across America. Download this toolkit to plan events and share in the power of prevention.

More Engaged Part-Timers
Inside Higher Ed
More part-time community college students are coming to class prepared, working with instructors and participating with other students. Those findings are part of a broader trend in which part-time students at community colleges are becoming more engaged in their learning, based on a report released recently by the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.
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ACPA Video On Demand
Check out the latest videos and webinars added to ACPA Video on Demand.
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Why Colleges Want Your Personal Data
National Journal
Colleges have always collected reams of data about students. The admissions office knows where students come from, their high school grades, and their standardized test scores. The financial aid office knows how students are paying for school and how much money their parents make. The registrar's office knows what courses students are taking and what grades they're earning. Now a growing number of institutions are analyzing all that data to address the problem of lagging graduation rates for low-income and nonwhite students by trying to identify those students most at risk of dropping out.
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Healthy Minds Network (HMN) Announcements
1) HMN has launched an interactive data interface allowing users to examine data from the Healthy Minds Study and the Healthy Bodies Study:

2) HMN is recruiting campuses for its survey studies. The Healthy Minds Study examines student mental health and related issues. The Healthy Bodies Study examines students’ behaviors and attitudes around eating/body image. Join a growing network of over 100 colleges and universities that have participated in recent years! Details at

3) The next HMN webinar will be Tuesday, March 31 (3-4 p.m. EST) and will focus on sleep interventions for college populations. RSVP to

4) Check out Athletes Connected, recently featured in the Huffington Post:

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Obama Signs 'Student Aid Bill of Rights' To Help Protect Borrowers
The New York Times
President Barack Obama on March 10 signed what he called a "Student Aid Bill of Rights" that he said would help students deal with the growing burden of college loans. With the memorandum, President Obama directed federal agencies to take steps to make it easier for college students to finance their education, pay back their loans and avoid being taken advantage of by unscrupulous lenders.
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The Erica Holloman Foundation
ACPA member, Erica J. Holloman, fought Triple Negative Breast Cancer for five years. During that time, she continued to educate herself and live her life passionately, writing her memoirs and creating the Caregiver Thank You! jewelry collection. Showing her caregivers how much she appreciated the time and attention they gave her was very important to her. She passed in June, 2011.

Although it has been difficult for them, her mother and father are now running her business and her foundation, for the awareness of Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

Erica was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy in 2014, from the University of Louisville. She also graduated from the University of Dayton and the University of Cincinnati. She held the position of Program Director of Graduate Student Affairs & Multicultural Programming in the School of Business at Wake Forest University.

For more information, contact Josie Holloman Adams by phone, 513-541-6110 or by email,

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Fraternity Crackdown: Universities Are Clamping Down Hard, But Do Bans Work?
NBC News
In February 2002, a 21-year-old junior at Alfred University in upstate New York was found dead in a creek after taking a beating from his fraternity brothers at Zeta Beta Tau. Although authorities couldn't prove the blows caused the young man's death, the circumstances prompted school officials to conclude, after years of trying to reform Greek culture on campus, that frats weren't worth saving. "The Greek system is beyond repair," the chairman of the school's board said at the time.
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Call For CRMA Proposals — Extended Until March 31
It Takes a Village, Collaborative Partnerships that Strengthen Outcomes is the theme of the 15th Biennial Career Resource Managers Association (CRMA) Conference at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

The CRMA Conference Committee is seeking proposals aligned with the maxim, "It Takes a Village," that highlight how career services drives collaboration on and off campus to achieve goals. In addition, we welcome proposals on topics such as career resources, programming, assessment and best practices.

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How To Improve Graduation Rates At Community Colleges
The New York Times
Community colleges are intended to be gateways to careers or to four-year colleges offering bachelor's degrees. Unfortunately, they have very low graduation rates. Just 20 percent of full-time students seeking a degree get one within three years. That number rises to 35 percent after five years, but by then another 45 percent have given up completely and are no longer enrolled. With graduation rates that low, community colleges can be dead ends rather than gateways for students.
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